Islam and Mammon The Economic Predicaments of Islamism

ISBN-10: 0691126291
ISBN-13: 9780691126296
Edition: 2004
Authors: Timur Kuran
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Timur Kuran argues that the doctrine of Islamic economics is simplistic, incoherent, and largely irrelevant to present economic challenges. Observing that few Muslims take it seriously, he also finds that its practical applications have had no discernable effects on efficiency, growth or poverty reduction.

Timur Kuran is professor of economics and political science and the Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. He is the author of "Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism" (Princeton).

Preface
The Economic Impact of Islamism
Islamic Economics and the Islamic Subeconomy
Islamism and Economics: Policy Prescriptions for a Free Society
The Genesis of Islamic Economics: A Chapter in the Politics of Muslim Identity
The Notion of Economic Justice in Contemporary Islamic Thought
Islam and Underdevelopment: An Old Puzzle Revisited
Notes
References
Index

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